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Thu, 3rd Jan, 2013

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Munster Handicap Hurdle (Rated 80-95) of £7,000.00 4-y-o plus

2m. 1st - £4,830.00 2nd - £1,190.00 3rd - £560.00 4th - £350.00 12 Declared Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places Overcast but mild


Formscan By Eamonn Murphy - I think we'll have to forgive under-par performances at the Limerick Christmas Festival, given the gruelling nature of underfoot conditions, so Greenmount Park sixth WHATSTHECRACK JACK gets the nod. Equipped with a first-time visor then, Jimmy Mangan's Croco Rouge gelding tumbled from double figures in the morning into 9/2 but he ultimately could only manage a one-paced, over forty length defeat by Sacre Malta. Whatsthecrack Jack is relatively un-exposed, he now wears blinkers and given the nature of the confidence behind him a week ago, he may be worth chancing in an ordinary heat. Davy Russell's booking for handicap first-timer, C'est La Mode, takes the eye, whilst blinkers for the initial occasion on bumper winner, Golden Firth, could reap a dividend. Shanroe Society (James Lambe had two winners at Ayr on Wednesday) and Zara both appeal as horses that'll pick up a contest or two at some stage but a place in the frame might be as much as they can hope for now.

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An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-95
Weights - An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-95
Riders - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each hurdle race won.

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ppf/Pink Suitcase 11,b g 11-1


(1)(Patrick J McDonagh)
Rated 84

G T Cuthbert

M J Ferris

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354-Do The Bookies 9,b g 11-11

Heron Island-Easter Morning

(Hood)(1)(Call It What You LikeSyndicate)
Rated 94

Gordon Elliott

S G McDermott

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807-Fiery Oscar 8,b g 11-7

Oscar-Euro Blazer

(1)(Pat Convery)
Rated 90

Rodger Sweeney

A P Crowe

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46p-Oceananic Six 9,b f 11-0

Even Top-Delahasey

(1)(John Markham)
Rated 83

Ms Helen P Markham

T P Treacy

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000-Dream Talk 8,b g 11-0

Talkin Man-Luso Dream

(1)(C M J Duffy)
Rated 83

L Young

M P Burke(7)

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006-Whatsthecrack Jack 6,b g 11-7

Croco Rouge-Glebe Melody

(Blinkers)(1)(Conor Lannen)
Rated 90

James Joseph Mangan

P F Mangan

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59f/Premier Steel 6,b g 11-0

Craigsteel-Champagne Truffle

(1)(Squeeze Them Out Syndicate)
Rated 83

Philip M Byrne

D G Hogan

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4p6-Shanroe Society 7,b g 11-3

Definite Article-Wensum Dancer

(1)(Brian Smyth)
Rated 86

J J Lambe

L A McKenna(7)

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874-Mount Vesuvius 5,b g 11-1

Spartacus-Parker's Cove

(1)(The Ray Of Hope Partnership)
Rated 86

P Henderson

I J McCarthy(3)

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588-Golden Firth 6,b f 11-10

Flemensfirth-Golden Flower

(Blinkers)(1)(Mr R W Donaldson)
Rated 93

A J Martin

M Darcy

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600-C'est La Mode 6,b f 11-5


(1)(Mrs Helen Mullins)
Rated 88

Thomas Mullins

D N Russell

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958-Zara 7,b f 11-1


(Tonguestrap,Hood)(1)(Mrs C A Moore)
Rated 84

Thomas Mullins

P Townend

Probable SP 5/1 Golden Firth, 13/2 Shanroe Society, Fiery Oscar, 8/1 C'est La Mode, 10/1 Whatsthecrack Jack, Do The Bookies, Zara, 12/1 Mount Vesuvius, 16/1 Premier Steel, 20/1 Dream Talk, Oceananic Six, Pink Suitcase.

Previous Years
2012 Fiery Oscar 7 11-4 A E Lynch 5/1 (Rodger Sweeney)
2011 Mr Eko 6 11-4 M P Burke 13/2 (Timothy Doyle)
2010 Kylebeg Krystle 6 11-9 D G Hogan 2/1Fav (Denis Gerard Hogan)